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Amazon‘s new Echo Show packs a larger display and improved audio

Amazons seemingly non-stop device announcements now include a revamp of its first smart display. The internet giant has unveiled a second-generation Echo Show that ditches the (frankly boring) look of the original in favor of a minimalist design wi...

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Fire TV Recast offers both DVR and streaming on the go

Today, at a hardware event that took place in Seattle, Amazon announced its first DVR called the Fire TV Recast. You can pre-order today starting at 230 for two tuners (recording two shows at once) and 500 GB storage space. A Fire TV Recast with fou...

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The new Ring Stick Up Cam works with Ring Alarm security system

Amazon is rolling out a bunch of new gadgets today, a few of which are focused on home security. Among those is a new Ring Stick Up Cam, which will come in both wired and battery-powered versions. It can be used indoors or outside, comes in black and...

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Alexa Guard makes your Echo a home security device

Amazon got into the home security game this year, first by buying Ring and then through the launch of full home security packages. As part of its massive Alexa event today, the company is announcing a new security feature that anyone with an Alexa de...

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The AmazonBasics Microwave is powered by Alexa

Amazon is continuing its quest to make as many of its own Alexa devices as possible, launching a slew of new gadgets and features at its event in Seattle today. One of the more unusual announcements is the AmazonBasics microwave, which you can contro...

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There‘s even an Alexa-enabled Amazon wall clock

Amazon has grand plans to connect every single device in your home to the Alexa ecosystem. Today it expanded this reach to your walls with the Echo Wall Clock, which looks a lot like a standard analog clock, until you start some timers. The clock tra...

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Amazon‘s Echo Link is its answer to high-end audio

While the Echo Dots ability to plug into existing speakers is nice, its not something fans of high-end audio would hook up to their home theatre. Amazon is hoping to win over those audiophiles with its two new devices. The Echo Link Amp and Echo Li...

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Amazon‘s smart plugs put Alexa in every power socket

As if having access to Alexa on your phone and in your speakers or even car werent enough, Amazon now has a way to put its digital assistant in literally every room of your house. At its press conference in Seattle on Thursday, Amazon unveiled its l...

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The AmazonBasics Microwave has Alexa built-in

Amazon is continuing its quest to make as many of its own Alexa devices as possible, launching a slew of new gadgets and features at its event in Seattle today. One of the more unusual announcements is the AmazonBasics microwave, with Alexa built in....

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Amazon‘s Echo Input offers Alexa for your existing speakers

The latest gadget Amazon is shoehorning Alexa into is an audio dongle called the Echo Input. The 34.99 media bridge has line inputs, Bluetooth and a far field mic. Think of it like a combo Chromecast Audio and Google Home Mini, but without the speak...

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Amazon‘s new Echo Plus has a better speaker and temperature sensor

The rumors of a big Amazon hardware event were true, and were getting a look at all the Alexa-focused devices the company is showing off for the upcoming holiday season. Even though its only been a year since Amazon released the Echo Plus -- a more...

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Amazon‘s Echo Sub adds some much-needed bass to its smart speakers

The Echo is a fine enough smart speaker, but what its lacking is any sort of oomph in terms of sound quality. Thats why Amazon will release the Echo Sub this October. The diminutive bass-maker features 100W of power and a 6-inch downward firing woo...

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Amazon‘s new Echo Dot offers better sound at the same price

As rumored, Amazon isnt playing around and its getting ready to launch a slew of Alexa-powered devices. First up, its a new Echo Dot, which the company says offers better sound than before without a price increase -- its still 49.99. Developi...

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Giphy‘s GIFs are sliding into Instagram DMs

Instagram and Giphy are teaming up yet again after their original partnership was marred by a racist GIF that slipped through the cracks. After bringing GIFs to Stories earlier this year, Instagram is now giving you access to Giphys collection from...

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‘Daredevil‘ season three premieres October 19th

Its been a long, long wait for a third season of Daredevil, but its very nearly here. Netflix has confirmed that the next installment of its landmark superhero show will debut October 19th. The teaser trailer is wonderfully cryptic, but makes cle...

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John Hancock will require fitness tracking for life insurance

Life insurance company John Hancock will stop offering traditional policies, according to Venture Beat. Instead, the company, which is one of the oldest and largest life insurance underwriters in the US, will only sell policies that track fitness and...

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Mirai botnet hackers will serve their time working for the FBI

In December, three individuals behind the Mirai botnet pleaded guilty to federal charges that carried sentences of up to five years in prison and 250,000 in fines. But at a hearing held Tuesday, the three men -- Paras Jha, Josiah White and Dalton No...

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Gmail users will be able to opt out of Smart Replies on desktop

Googles big Gmail redesign, which will become the default for users next month, includes a feature called Smart Reply -- short responses at the bottom of an email that users can choose to send instead of writing their own reply. Theyve had mixed re...

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Amazon‘s Alexa event will take place today at 1:00 PM ET

For those whove been wondering just when Amazons mysterious event is going to be, you need wait no longer. That day is today, and itll take place in the companys Seattle headquarters at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT. We dont know too much about what...

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Google Home Mini was the top selling smart speaker in Q2

Alexa had better watch out: Google, not Amazon, had the bestselling smart speaker worldwide in Q2 of 2018. The Google Home Mini had a 20 percent market share during that quarter, selling 2.3 million units. It was followed closely by the Amazon Echo D...

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It took ESPN+ just over five months to hit one million subscribers

ESPN+, a streaming service for the dedicated sports fan, launched back in April. Today, the Walt Disney Company, ESPNs owner, announced that the service has one million paid subscribers. Thats quite the accomplishment in just five months.

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Instagram may tidy up captions by hiding hashtags

Instagram appears to be testing a way to add hashtags to a post without having to include them in the caption itself. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong spotted the feature and tweeted a screenshot of an updated interface. In the image, you can see a n...

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Photokina 2018: What to expect

Starting on September 25th, camera obsessives will converge on Cologne for Photokina 2018, the worlds largest camera show. This year has been the the busiest for cameras in a long while, with Nikon and Canon unveiling their much-anticipated Z6/Z7 an...

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Spotify offers free direct uploads for indie artists

Spotify is making life easier for indie artists who want to get their music on the service by letting them directly upload their own tracks without having to go through an intermediary like a label or distributor. The free feature is launching in bet...

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